The Lancashire Witches
The Lancashire Witches is a highly fictionalised account of the activities of the notorious witches Demdike, Chattox and Alice Nutter who, together with others terrorised the district of Lancashire around Pendle Hill and the Forest of Bowland during the early seventeenth century. The witches named in the book were real enough, if not as witches then as people. Ainsworth, in his story brings in the dissolution of Whalley Abbey and the historic families of Assheton, Braddyll and Nowell and takes us through to the final trial and execution at Lancaster Castle in 1612. (Summary by Andy Minter)For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover, or other languages or formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org Download M4B Part 1 (421MB) Download M4B Part 2 (422MB)
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Subject: Pendle Witches
Subject: Highly Fictionalised!
Ainsworth takes the names of many of the real Pendle witches but creates his own, wholly imaginary version of their lives and ultimate deaths. e.g.witches were never burned in England - they were hanged.
That being said I thoroughly enjoyed this recording. Andy Minter deserves the highest praise for his efforts.
Subject: Excellent story, excellent reader!
Subject: Excellent recording
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